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    Double post.... no more.
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      Well, it seems the glitches in double-post-ville got me again. Both posts erased instead of the one.. again... Hmmm.

      Anyone else feeling like Forrest Gump on occasion?

      I decided... no, there was no conscious decision, so we'll start over here.....

      Upon my wife's opening of the Spanish sparkling wine she'd purchased for New Years' (there, that's a more honest telling), at some point, after the first glass, (it's almost always some where past the 1st glass, btw) I decided to get a bit tipsy, full-well -knowing-, consciously, in the more sober, and better reinforced part of my brain, that this is counter-productive to whipping 'invasive adenocarcinoma,' but, none the less, I engaged in more common human pet tricks or antics..... I consciously agreed to finish that bottle with my wife....

      I wish someone would create a more visible barrier between what we know to not be healthy, and our actions. But tonight, I am glad they have not.. Guilt sucks. Were it not for guilt being our primary communication between conscience and action, I would say, "Ban that shit!!"

      Maybe I was born & raised Catholic?

      Anyway, here I am, a cancer ridden pot head, resorting to alcohol and, if life gets any more serious, religion or hallucinogens. This seems to be a make-or-break moment?

      My daughter says she's doing her best to be a decent human being (I think we have some different standards, and definitely dictionaries), Trump claims to have won the election, and my cancer is smugly calling the shots.

      Yep, Murphy and Alfred E Newman are running the world.

      I'd ask if 2021 can be much worse, but I'm typically leery of daring or provoking fate.. these days..

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW_Ai2jgZGE
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        Did the same, it's called being alive and celebrating it. I made sure there were only 6 beers in the house. But I hurt the Irish whiskey. That's all Tesve been on a break from super healthy eating, and have actually eaten meat a dozen or so time since Thanksgiving. But the New Year is a good time to resolve to do better.

        Both my younger brother and my uncle have been diagnosed with prostate cancer since my dx. My brother at age 58, chose radiation and hormone therapy. He says he isn't all that happy, has destroyed his sex drive and performance. Testosterone levels undetectable. PSA zero though. Treatment was 2 years ago. My uncle at age 76 had his PSA rise from 2.5 to 3 and had his removed. That was 4 years ago. He says "I'm impotent and incontinent, but I'm cancer free."

        Tomorrow I am converting all my bud, trim, and roaches to oil. Going to quit smoking pot until my next harvest, 60 or so days away. I haven't gone a day without smoking pot in 50 years. Hoping to buy some oil online if anyone knows a reputable source I'd appreciate it.

        ,

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          Originally posted by shovelhead View Post
          Did the same, it's called being alive and celebrating it. I made sure there were only 6 beers in the house. But I hurt the Irish whiskey. That's all Tesve been on a break from super healthy eating, and have actually eaten meat a dozen or so time since Thanksgiving. But the New Year is a good time to resolve to do better.

          Both my younger brother and my uncle have been diagnosed with prostate cancer since my dx. My brother at age 58, chose radiation and hormone therapy. He says he isn't all that happy, has destroyed his sex drive and performance. Testosterone levels undetectable. PSA zero though. Treatment was 2 years ago. My uncle at age 76 had his PSA rise from 2.5 to 3 and had his removed. That was 4 years ago. He says "I'm impotent and incontinent, but I'm cancer free."

          Tomorrow I am converting all my bud, trim, and roaches to oil. Going to quit smoking pot until my next harvest, 60 or so days away. I haven't gone a day without smoking pot in 50 years. Hoping to buy some oil online if anyone knows a reputable source I'd appreciate it.

          ,

          Neither of your family members' outcomes sound too encouraging, but we know those cases and results exist.

          Do either of them really regret acting on their conditions? If so, have they said they'd do anything different?

          Edit: Do you know if they spent much time shopping for different treatment methods and/or Docs?

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          I'm still trying to get my schedule and Ma' nature's schedule in synch with each other, where extract is concerned. Who knows when that might be?

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          Up MUCH earlier today than recently.

          Still have some (inflammation? Sense of pressure?) to prostate and general surrounding area, but what was most alarming was waking up from a dream, feeling like I was suffocating, with VERY low humidity in the house at the moment.

          I headed to the restroom, cupped my hands, and sort of half-way snorted tap water, trying to do something to expand my O2 intake.

          On my way back to bed, realized more fully I'd had a vivid dream, in which half of my face was swollen like a melon, one eye was swollen shut, and I'd felt like I was suffocating..

          Still coming down off the (mild to moderate) panicked feeling of pressured or insufficient breathing. I can't say I've ever had THAT dream before, nor the experience of panicked breathing. That sucked hugely.

          That, coupled with a serious difficulty getting warm last night, had me asking my wife to check my temp, and yet n additional consideration of COVID.

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          Re. the wine, or almost anything else alcohol-related, most days lately, I'll typically have 4-5 oz. (just over half of a medium-small wine glass) x 1. Last night I had 2-1/2 smaller champagne glasses, and that was plenty.

          I read that beer was a negative for cancer, and already knew it had more carbohydrates, where diabetes is concerned. Tequila came up as more or less neutral (though the liver and kidney protested that conclusion), and red wine, at least in a couple of articles, in amounts similar to what I drink, was described as beneficial in general... That more or less defined my return to red wine. And away from good dark craft beers, which I really like, but not as much as other aspects of living.

          ----------------------------Anyway, I'm on to medical filings, and then see if I can make up for the early rising with another mini-nap.

          Who knows? Maybe this coming summer, if this life of leisure continues, I may have to put in a shuffle board area, and maybe some horse shoes!!
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            Originally posted by shovelhead View Post
            Did the same, it's called being alive and celebrating it. I made sure there were only 6 beers in the house. But I hurt the Irish whiskey. That's all Tesve been on a break from super healthy eating, and have actually eaten meat a dozen or so time since Thanksgiving. But the New Year is a good time to resolve to do better.

            Both my younger brother and my uncle have been diagnosed with prostate cancer since my dx. My brother at age 58, chose radiation and hormone therapy. He says he isn't all that happy, has destroyed his sex drive and performance. Testosterone levels undetectable. PSA zero though. Treatment was 2 years ago. My uncle at age 76 had his PSA rise from 2.5 to 3 and had his removed. That was 4 years ago. He says "I'm impotent and incontinent, but I'm cancer free."

            Tomorrow I am converting all my bud, trim, and roaches to oil. Going to quit smoking pot until my next harvest, 60 or so days away. I haven't gone a day without smoking pot in 50 years. Hoping to buy some oil online if anyone knows a reputable source I'd appreciate it.

            ,
            I can't help with any reputable THC extract sources, but I can shoot you a PM re. accessing CBD flower and extract (*I opted for CBD flowers, in bulk, as I can eventually do extraction myself once the weather decides I ought to, and I can decarb and chew them until I can do the solvents outside.

            PM will be headed out shortly.

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              At this time, if it hasn't been clear to others, the herbal meds, supplements, cancer, psychological status, and more, has me handing control of my sleep schedule over to.... some consciousness other than -me-.

              That said, this morning, after the startling waking experience of feeling like I was being suffocated, though I eventually tried to lay back down, I didn't sleep well after, and ended up staying awake.

              It's a bit early to tell, but this might be round 2 or 3 of my body getting close to changing the order for sleep hours, energy for physical activity, and etc.

              While I have been dizzy several times today when standing up, I never actually fell, only tipping part way sideways once or twice. Tested glucose at those times, thinking that might be it, but the numbers were all within normal range (*I test both hands when I do test, which might be once a week, once a day in crisis, once a month, or once every 6 months, depending on how I've been feeling. I usually involve one non-dominant finger in the center of each hand; sure enough, 111, and 115.. completely acceptable for a guy who sits on his ass most of the time, and ate a bit more today than the past 2 months worth of days.

              I hope to never have that feeling of suffocation and insufficient O2 ever again; that was a bit frightening or at least disconcerting...

              I'll have a fair bit more of my CBD flowers here as of Saturday or Monday, and with the purchase of another lb. or so beyond what I have here and what's coming Monday, soon, I should be set for CBD extract until 3-1/2 years out; keep the raw flowers multi-layered and sealed in the freezers, and process 2-3 months worth at a time. 5 years would feel a lot better, considering some of the changes in the wind, but, we'll get done what we can.

              Time to eat some CBD flowers, then, in a while, some of my THC flowers. Maybe I'll be coherent, energized and awake long enough today to actually achieve something other than breathing and showering; we'll see?
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              Fun story for the day; spoke with an old friend near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, via telephone this evening, and we discussed a number of issues, covering medical, families, 2020, and others.

              There's a really good butcher shop in Whitehorse, YT. There used to be others, but small towns, glass ceiling economic circumstances, etc.

              Anyway, this one place makes some of the better landjaeger; one of my and my friend's favorite sausages, which originate from the wooded hills and mountains between Switzerland and Germany. Shelf stable, typically cold-smoked and cold-cured 'hunter sticks' primarily made of beef and pork, requiring no refrigeration for months at a time. (We would consume many of his landjaeger or mine over the years, each of us sourcing our supplies from our preferred shop; mine being in Seattle, at Pike Place Market, in a German meat market there, known as Bavarian Meats. (Wonderful folks, btw)

              Well, the place in Whitehorse, where my friend likes to buy his meats, and where we have been numerous times when we were over visiting and fishing, is a smaller private operation, doing limited production and processing, both commercial and custom.

              Someone had brought the fellow some form of THC (in what form of extract or process I don't know right now), to have some THC-infused jerky made.

              At this time I don't know how it came to pass, whether it was malicious, involving a disgruntled employee, or an accident, or folks getting sideways on the job, or (????), but, yep, you guessed it, the THC infused jerky accidentally (??) made its way to the local commercial meat markets, and approximately 10 purchases were made of the stuff in Whitehorse, and LOTS of the product consumed in short order (we all like smoked cured meat snacks, right?? Who here opens a pack of GOOD snack sausage and has ONE BITE??? ).

              That was where the problems began, with at least one home's occupants believing they had been hit with CO poisoning, and all going to the hospital. Another couple or family reportedly had a 3-year-old. I didn't hear what that family did, believed, or felt

              I was told that at this time, there's an apparent de facto divide on FB in Whitehorse; one group of persons wanting to know for sure if all the product has been pulled from shelves, one group wanting to know where they can get this stuff (It's been pulled from the shelves, the RCMP are investigating, no answers yet as to who, what, how, or why, other than for 'THC' and 'jerky,' and, sadly, the fear at this time is that this fellow who has done such a fine job with his butcher shop in Whitehorse, may or may not suffer some serious loss of business, due to trust issues and concerns of safety, quality control, etc.), and attitudes ranging from anger and distrust/betrayal, to substantial amounts of comedy..

              I'm told there's lots of humor about 'grass-fed beef' in their social media recently.
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                It's become clear fairly early into this adventure that prostate cancer, especially when combined with other conditions, can cause changes to sleep, diet, energy, weight, and more, with causes to include the shift in diet, depression, some amount of natural nausea (intermittent) related to who knows(?), and other issues.

                Today and tonight, gathering some resources along with some better energy, and including the belief that there are MANY things that either thwart, feed, or act indifferently with cancer/tumors.

                We researched various drugs and their interactions with cancers at the outset.

                Turns out that those of us eating the 81 mg children's and heart health aspirin for all these years, well, newer studies state that while these things do help some/many persons as a preventative staple where heart attacks are concerned, the conclusion is that the risks of ingestion outweigh the benefits. Cited were increased risks of internal bleeding, and, the clincher, men over 70 with prostate cancer who regularly ate the 81 mg aspirin each day, died earlier than those men over 70 with prostate cancer who didn't take the aspirin.

                We also discussed the body changes that 1-3 months of significantly increased sleep can help to cause, especially when in conjunction with loss or reduction of appetite. Muscle mass or tone fades, and that's compounded by fat being burned for the decrease in food consumption, and possibly other issues.

                So avoiding specific items that can boost the cancer growth rate, and ingesting more things that decrease cancer growth, or kill it, while also trying to get back on schedule for routine sleep and labor, as well as some sort of sustainable diet, and routine exercise sufficient to get my body stronger now.

                It occurred to me when I took a Sudafed tab this evening, to prevent a repeat of the sinus panic from this morning, to begin the study of our routine foods, drugs, etc., and how they interact with the Big C. Sudafed shouldn't be taken regularly, as it can interfere in our sinus' using our own fluids, etc., to drain or cleanse themselves when needed. For those with prostate cancer, no real issue, but for those with BPH, a somewhat common, benign, enlarged prostate condition, the Sudafed can cause constriction to the area around or near the prostate, making it more difficult for those with BPH to more completely empty their bladders.

                Then onto other things in our lives and C.

                Anyway, as of tomorrow morning, no more 81 mg aspirin.

                I've tried to mostly rely on chores or labor around the place for any sort of exercise, but the excessive sleep, and the rest of it, has me being in need of regaining some ground. I need to keep my body strong enough to battle cancer OR COVID. I know of folks who are seniors with cancer who beat COVID, but the body's got to be up to the task.

                Anyway, onward into the Shop for those daily apologies to angry plants. They're on that list of 'daily routine changes coming soon,' too.

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                  Whenever we learn something new, pick up a new skill, or modify our habits, the physical structure of our brain changes.
                  I reached into my Pocket and found that line above in an article titled: Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains

                  Thus, although dreams have long been the subject of song and story, they may be better understood as the strange lovechild of brain plasticity and the rotation of the planet.


                  Your brain is flexing.
                  “The sun will eclipse soon unless you sacrifice the prince consort to the goddess of the moon.”
                  Hans Bornefeld

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                    Originally posted by buzzmobile View Post
                    I reached into my Pocket and found that line above in an article titled: Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains





                    Your brain is flexing.
                    If you could get ahold of it for me, buzz, please let it know that I heavily encouraged it to flex in another direction. These last few stretches were a bit much.

                    Seriously, laying down to sleep last night, or, more aptly, laying down last night to TRY to sleep, initially, I had a literal amplified conscious fear of a return to that experience of suffocation; that shit left a distinct mark.

                    The thought of letting chest and related muscles to get out of shape, sufficiently to interfere with expelling fluids from the lungs, knowing what that can feel like with a bad flu, then trying that on in the mind's eye where C-19 is concerned? Holy SHIT!! There was some amount of strange panic in those moments.

                    Anyway, this morning we're researching veggies and other resources for potassium levels. Some of the symptoms lately point to that, in a minor 'maybe' way. Of note; foods as sources of potassium are more difficult to do damage to one's self with excess K than if one is eating K in refined supplements. I deduced some time back that K for humans is like Boron for plants in a general sort of way, re amounts. Too much can screw 'em up pretty good, and too little can make them pretty darned unhappy.. But I guess that's true of many things.

                    Anyway, cooked spinach, pink beans, black beans, unsulfured apricots, and lots of other things are good sources for K.

                    Further research into the sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts, indicates it's being looked at for tx of MS & osteoporosis, as well as cancers and more.

                    Awakened this A.M. by an 8:00 phone call, from my wife's father. He and his significant other are house-sitting in Mexico some place. Apparently seniors who saved insufficiently for retirement (sounds familiar) now have circuits all over the continent, if not world, taking care of each others homes, and going without a permanent residence some of the time.

                    But who calls 2 days after New Year's eve to wish a Happy New Years at 8:00 A.M. on a Saturday, KNOWING there's sleep issues??!!

                    I'll chalk it up to old age (his, not mine.... well, maybe both..).

                    The point being, the indication yesterday that my body is signaling it's ready to get back on a normal diet and daily routine may be right; wasn't that ready to get back to sleep after the phone call, and took less time, with less resentment, to get to the place of accepting participation in yet another day.

                    -------------------------

                    Brandi Carlile doing a cover of Fleetwood Mack's 'The Chain'

                    Salmonstock, Live, 2013 (*cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19)

                    Ninilchik, Alaska

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXgJKbz02bY
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                    Brandi doing a cover of Elton John's 'Madman Across the Water'

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynQp8c0XG4o

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                    That last one; lots of images of night time on a rural highway, handful of headlights, thumb raised or motor humming. A time-trigger tune, that one.

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                      Last night and today, I used what I'd learned of the effects of cannabis smoke on lungs, airways, and specifically used my hashish to help to take away the annoying sense of a micro-layer of film in my lungs that had added to the panicked moment.

                      Both times the smoke (2-4 puffs each time) opened up the airways, or felt like it did, sufficiently that the sense of panic was better regulated, or seemed to be, by both the high (less stress), and the changes to the sense of airways getting access to O2.

                      Should have a blood-oxygen saturation meter here this afternoon/evening, to track what's going on when this occurs, just to make sure it's more perception than the crisis it initially felt like.

                      REO Speedwagon, Live

                      'Golden Country'

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR8CnXn8LY0

                      Can't even remember how many times we saw these guys when we were youngsters.

                      Gary Richrath, dead for over half of a decade now, was always amazing; reportedly a self-taught guitar picker, he was.
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                        Hmmm, Been thinkin' .

                        Your suffocation dream may have been your first asthma attack.


                        Both my X and my present wife have asthma.
                        Before they started toking they had many ER needing episodes.
                        Used inhalers all day but still needed to hit the ER when it got life threatening.

                        As non-intuitive as it may sound, the cannabis smoking caused the asthma to go dormant for 40 years.
                        When she quit smoking for a pre-employment piss test, it came back.
                        Got the job, filled the pipe, and she's back to asthma free.


                        Lot safer than the inhalers, nebulizers, and earlier treatments.
                        In the '60s they sold Asthmador, which was shredded Belladonna leaf,


                        Came in a small tin and was rolled and smoked.

                        'cept some of us found that ingesting it caused hallucinations.
                        They took it off the market I think.

                        Hmmm, I'm gonna go see if it's still available.


                        Kidding, It's a dangerous substance. Contains Scopalamine and that can kill ya.


                        If asthma is what cause your breathing issue, I'd recommend inhaled cannabis smoke as a preventative.
                        But I'd also keep an inhaler on my nightstand. CYA.


                        And it looks like you are pulling out of the post diagnosis fog. Seein' you engaging in other threads again tells me that you are gonna be jus' fine.


                        Aloha,
                        Weeze
                        "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
                        - Mark Twain

                        "Plants do things for a reason, they don't just decide one day to get root rot or act funny." -Weedhound
                        R.I.P

                        A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. -Francis Bacon

                        A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. -Moliere


                        You're behaving as if there is no hope. Someone musta told you you were hopeless and you believed them! That's it, isn't it? What you believe about yrself rests on a pile of someone else's shit! - Teddybrae

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                          Well, whuddaya know? It's still around.
                          "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
                          - Mark Twain

                          "Plants do things for a reason, they don't just decide one day to get root rot or act funny." -Weedhound
                          R.I.P

                          A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. -Francis Bacon

                          A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. -Moliere


                          You're behaving as if there is no hope. Someone musta told you you were hopeless and you believed them! That's it, isn't it? What you believe about yrself rests on a pile of someone else's shit! - Teddybrae

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                            Originally posted by Weezard View Post
                            Hmmm, Been thinkin' .

                            Your suffocation dream may have been your first asthma attack.


                            Both my X and my present wife have asthma.
                            Before they started toking they had many ER needing episodes.
                            Used inhalers all day but still needed to hit the ER when it got life threatening.

                            As non-intuitive as it may sound, the cannabis smoking caused the asthma to go dormant for 40 years.
                            When she quit smoking for a pre-employment piss test, it came back.
                            Got the job, filled the pipe, and she's back to asthma free.


                            Lot safer than the inhalers, nebulizers, and earlier treatments.
                            In the '60s they sold Asthmador, which was shredded Belladonna leaf,


                            Came in a small tin and was rolled and smoked.

                            'cept some of us found that ingesting it caused hallucinations.
                            They took it off the market I think.

                            Hmmm, I'm gonna go see if it's still available.


                            Kidding, It's a dangerous substance. Contains Scopalamine and that can kill ya.


                            If asthma is what cause your breathing issue, I'd recommend inhaled cannabis smoke as a preventative.
                            But I'd also keep an inhaler on my nightstand. CYA.


                            And it looks like you are pulling out of the post diagnosis fog. Seein' you engaging in other threads again tells me that you are gonna be jus' fine.


                            Aloha,
                            Weeze
                            Thanks, Weez.

                            Yeah, no clue, horrid dream, mildly frantic sense of being, like there's a micro-film that can't be discarded, and the perceived sense of not receiving enough O2.

                            There was 1 time I was going to go under, swimming at a gravel pit, eating Hawaiian Baby Woodrose seeds, and despite being a pretty good swimmer and doing some scuba diving back then, I screwed up, had eaten lunch, was tripping, and when I knew I was declining in strength too quickly to make it across the pit, when I looked back to see where I had come from, it was the same distance. "OOOOOOOPS!!!!!!!"

                            Anyway, on that day, as my mouth and nose were beginning to go under, and I was surprisingly calmly calling to my former friend on shore, who was a trained lifeguard (always convenient to take along on a trip to a swim adventure with any serious intoxicating substance).

                            Anyway, as my breathing orifices were already too close to the water that day, and the real possibility of dying was misleading in intensity to the calm calling to Danny, my whole mind, vision, imagery, everything, literally, turned the color of green filter paper. I sensed then that the ways I did NOT want to pass away were oxygen deprivation of the sort brought by drowning, suffocation, etc., fire, and other panic-filled variants.

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                            My younger son brought home my oxygen saturation meter, and the pulse on it is more or less in agreement with the blood pressure monitor I used earlier; they both agree at 71 bpm. Good, per my history.

                            BP on the last throw was 109 (Not too bad at all!!! But the cheap, often-Asian-made blood pressure meters are definitely NOT quality lab equipment, but they give an idea), and my oxygen saturation level in my blood is supposedly ranging 92% to 96%. Not bad, but I'll repeat the statement about reliable lab equipment. On a good day in the past, using GOOD equipment at the hospital, my saturation is typically 1-3 points higher than the range I received from the new home test meter.

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                            Belladonna; memories of Stevie Nicks.

                            Yeah, there's as much sense of O2 deprivation from the sinuses, as from lungs and bronchia region. It's almost like there's an obstruction in the tissue that absorbs the O2 in all 3 places, but I am hoping, and to some degree, believing, that the 16% RH in the house right now, and/or maybe a reaction to all the new stuff and diet I'm ingesting routinely.

                            It didn't escape my notice that some of the Big Names in the 'cannabis as medicine' research, have referenced cannabinoids as heavily involved in regulating the body's autonomic and other functions, so the chills lately? Maybe. Craving oxygen? Who knows.

                            I mean we're dealing with substances, whether sulforaphane or cannabinoids being ingested at high volume, while the body and the ingested items are duking it out in there with a somewhat serious cancer, and I told myself, it's way more than a bit possible that there are unique changes, hazards, etc., for each individual with such massive changes.

                            Anyway, when I see or speak with my PCP Doc soon, I intend to put in a request for an inhaler to keep handy, and realized when this first occurred, and I was unsure of whether or not it might be some new allergic reaction, that I have an old unopened Epee Pen in the closet, and I believe that like many drugs, the expiration notices are typically fairly bogus. None the less, I have anther one of them on the way, as well.

                            The Marcus King Band, Live

                            Echo Sessions 61

                            Good stuff.

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdNHvKVCtiY
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                              I ate my CBD flowers earlier this afternoon, and then, a couple hours later, I ate the THC flowers. About an hour after chewing the THC flowers thoroughly and getting them down, I had the sensation of a mild tightening in the front right of my chest, and my sinuses were already slightly impacted.

                              Went up stairs, laid down for a bit, and the very mild tightness of stress in the chest remained for a bit, but then dissipated, and more or less went away.

                              I'm hesitant to take a light dose of Sudafed as an insurance of sorts, but think it might be best.

                              There's a possibility that this is the result f any one or more of 100 other factors/variables, but there have been limited coincidences now.

                              Wondering if maybe I shouldn't try to decarb some resin a friend offered me, and see if I can't mix that with cacao butter, lecithin, and coconut oil and load some caps or (???) with that, to see if the current unpleasant experiences continue?

                              I would really be bummed if I found out that consuming oil or such is not going to work with me, but maybe this is all a result of something else.

                              I guess every day offers up an opportunity to witness unanswered questions, and then decide if we want to take the time to answer them.

                              By the way, speaking of unanswered questions, where might I obtain a reasonably priced asthma inhaler device without a Rx? Or is a Rx mandatory. Just wondering of I truly need to spend the co-pay to see my primary care provider Doc to get an inhaler.

                              I'll check Google and some others in a moment.

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                                Typed this earlier, but it seems even the Cosmos was becoming weary of the length of posts, as the post vanished onto the ethers, and at that time I didn't have the patience, etc., to retype it.

                                Anyway, though there was some pressured breathing last night and this A.M., especially sinuses, and the temporary tightening of the right side of the chest last night, I didn't use any Sudafed, though last night I found a joint of some test bud in the freezer that a friend in remote Alaska had given me to rate for hi, and I rolled a fat joint of that, taking about 4 big tokes before bed, thinking that there MIGHT be a different capacity to open up airways, when comparing sieved hashish to whole flower cannabis.

                                Woke up with the pressured effort still, and, as last night, flushed my sinuses with tap water several times, slowly diminishing the effort required to breath through my nose.

                                Not up as early as yesterday or the day before that, but I was also up a bit later last night.

                                Some discernible pressure, and, when compressed, such as one of our pups laying on my side when I'm laying down, it can go to a mild pain. I know the radiologist told me last year that I had gall stones related my liver/gall bladder. But now I wonder about the shadow the recent scans were unclear about on the back side of the pelvic bone, and the 'gall stones'. My wife asked me, "What if they missed something in the scans? You'd think they'd have seen anything in there, and I repeated to her the story pf a neighbor who had labs done, cancer was present, no one called him, and he remained unaware of the condition until he phoned the next year to make an appointment, and they were dismayed that no one had called him, and he hadn't begun any therapy or monitoring at that time; he lost at least one if not both testicles, and refused to sue the buggers. A bigger man than me in that regard..

                                So, does the medical profession sometimes miss things that are staring them in the face, and others pay the dues? EVERY DAY!

                                That's but ONE reason why you NEED to be your own advocate in these circumstances, and if possible (like on a non-COVID year) take a witness with you to appointments, have them witness your correspondence, TeleHealth meetings, etc. It'll still be a "He said, she said" case if the shit hits the fan, but at least you won't be alone in your testimony.

                                Anyway, I'm up, pills are down, lungs and the rest of it seem to be working OK for now, heads relatively clear, energy is up, Sun is setting now, so, here we go, finally completing the straggler chores... Maybe..

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                                New Riders of the Purple Sage

                                (Cover) 'Friend of the Devil'

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Lm7Z7YJiQ

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